Spanish shipbuilding company Navantia has held a steel-cutting ceremony for the Spanish Navy’s first F-110 frigate.
The ceremony took place today at Navantia’s facility in Ferrol. F-110 frigates will measure 145 meters in length and displace 6,100 tons. They will be equipped with a 5-inch main gun, Harpoon missiles, torpedo launchers, two 30mm guns and a 16-cell vertical launch system (VLS).
Damen Marine Components (DMC) has been contracted for a series of rudders and steering gear systems that will be installed onboard five Spanish Navy vessels.
In 2019, the Spanish government approved EUR 4.3 billion of funds for the construction of five new F-110 frigates for the Spanish Navy.
The delivery of the first vessel is scheduled for February 2027. The new vessels will be replacing the Spanish Navy’s Santa Maria-class frigates which have been in service since 1986.